Two Experimental Safety Vehicles (ESVs) manufactured by Nissan and Toyota of Japan were tested to evaluate the accident avoidance performance of each vehicle. The report contains a brief description of each vehicle and of each test performed as well as the results of the tests. The tests performed included: Braking performance -stopping distance, pedal force, emergency braking, brake efficiency, and parking brake tests; steering performance -transient and steady state yaw response; handling -lateral acceleration, sinusoidal steer, and trapezoidal steer tests; overturning immunity -drastic steer and brake tests. Each of the above results are presented and compared to the Japanese ESV design requirements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Boulay, P
    • Macaulay, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 153 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Dyn Sci-2310-75-116 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-713
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM